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Foreword

This is the 14th annual report to Congress on federally funded education
programs and the fifth such report submitted by the Department of Educa-
tion. The Annual Evaluation Report_ responds to Congressional mandates
in Section 417(a) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA), In
Section 1246 of the Education Amendments of 1978, in Section 1305 of the
Education Amendments of 1980, and in Section 705 of the Education Amend-
ments of 1984*

A year ago, for the fiscal year 1983 edition, the Planning and Evaluation
Service (PES) in the Office of Planning, Budget and Evaluation* extensive-
ly revised the report's format. The objective was to make the report
more responsive to requirements of the mandates* Another effort by PES
which continued in fiscal year 1984 was to reduce the report size by
including only new information from the fiscal year of the report. The
objective was to eliminate material already reported in detail in pre-
vious editions. These efforts have led to a streamlined and focused
report which should be more useful to the Congress and to the Depart-
ment.

In the Education Amendments of 1984, the Congress extended the annual due
date for the report from November 1 to December 31. The additional time
for reporting after the fiscal yearfs end makes it possible to include data
on a program's end-of-year activities. Nonetheless, we have "closed the
books" for reporting purposes as of September 30, 1984, except for brief
references to new authorizing legislation passed early In fiscal year
1985,

I would appreciate suggestions on making the report still more useful to
you in your work. Please direct your comments to Edward Glassman In the
Planning and Evaluation Service, at (202) 245-8281 or at the address
below.

Gary L. Bauer

Deputy Under Secretary for

Planning, Budget and Evaluation

For copies while our limited

supply lasts, contact:      Mr. Edward B* Glassman

Office of planning, Budget and Evaluation

Planning and Evaluation Service

Room 3127, FOB-6

400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.

Washington, D.C.  20202